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Thread: Should Brendon McCullum bat at number 5

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    Should Brendon McCullum bat at number 5

    For New Zealand in Test cricket, i think he should, number 7 it to low down the order for a talent like him.

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    One hopes that Ryder will bat at 5 again when he's not injured. This, however, brings up a problem of what to do with Guptill, who is currently there. If Vettori is going to stay at six then the only place he can go, really, is the top 3 - unless they keep Guptill at 5 and put Ryder at 3, which I don't think is entirely best for him.
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    No, Ryder scores centuries and is therefore a better option at 5.

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    Who would be best at 3?
    I'd probably say Ryder.

    Where would he be best at?
    Probably 5.

    Goes in circles IMO.
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    ryder at 5 vettori 6 and mcullum 7 sounds great, guptill will have to move up to 3 if he's going to retain his place in the side.
    of course numbers 8,9,10 and 11 are more pressing concerns, i.e. the bowling.

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    I'd personally have mcintosh bat at 7, Guptil opening and McCullum at five.

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    Guptil
    Ryder/Williamson
    Taylor
    Williamson/Ryder
    Vettori
    McCullum

    imo

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    Maybe we should try something a bit more 'outside the box'.

    When everyone is fit:
    1. M Guptill
    2. J Franklin
    3. D Vettori
    4. B McCullum
    5. R Taylor
    6. J Ryder
    7. Skippy (for the EWS love) or Broom, depending what pills the selectors take with their breakfast on the day
    8. K Mills
    9. D Tuffey
    10. T Southee
    11. N McCullum/B Martin/J Petal/N Beard or B Arnel/N Wagner/A McKay (subject to batting position change)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiWiNiNjA View Post
    ???
    Guptil
    Ryder/Williamson
    Taylor
    Williamson/Ryder
    Vettori
    McCullum

    imo
    you have it spot on there kiwininja

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    This with or without also taking glove duties in tests?

    Definitely if someone like Hopkins was keeping.

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    Maybe do a Sehwag like experiment and make him open?

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    I clicked yes simply coz the real no.5 there doesn't seem to be doing much anyways..
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Maybe we should try something a bit more 'outside the box'.

    When everyone is fit:
    1. M Guptill
    2. J Franklin
    3. D Vettori
    4. B McCullum
    5. R Taylor
    6. J Ryder
    7. Skippy (for the EWS love) or Broom, depending what pills the selectors take with their breakfast on the day
    8. K Mills
    9. D Tuffey
    10. T Southee
    11. N McCullum/B Martin/J Petal/N Beard or B Arnel/N Wagner/A McKay (subject to batting position change)
    Seven there would seem to be the perfect place to give Williamson a game. Bowl some part-time off-spin and hopefully contribute with the bat.

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    McIntosh and Watling have both shown enough against Australia to persevere with. McCullum at 5 is ludacris because our middle order is full of talent as apposed to the top. Therefore Williamson should bat 3 on the next tour as thats where he bats for ND and I dont see Vettori relinquishing his numbert 6 spot. Ryder should slot back into 5 which leaves Guptill roaming for the inevitable injury. With full strength I would play Guppy ahead of McIntosh. An allrounder is needed at eight which is Franklin of N. McCullum depending on pitch. With Southee, Arnel retaining their spots after honest enough efforts against Australia. perhaps Andy McKay as the third seamer otherwise Tuffey:

    McIntosh / Guptill
    Watling
    Williamson
    Taylor
    Ryder
    Vettori
    McCullum
    Franklin / N.McCullum
    Southee
    Arnel
    McKay / Tuffey (bat 9)

    If I had my way Vettori would bat 8, this would leave this team which wont happen.

    McIntosh
    Watling
    Williamson
    Taylor
    Ryder
    Guptill
    McCullum
    Vettori
    Southee
    Arnel
    McKay
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    Don't think he is good enough personally.



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